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Weaning

Weaning Your Baby

Weaning is when you slowly introduce your baby to solid foods. It usually starts when your baby is around 6 months old. They should be introduced to a varied healthy diet alongside their usual breast and formula milk.

Deciding when to start to wean your baby, how to wean them and giving them the right foods can be a little confusing! But don't worry, you and your baby will learn together over time.

Weaning can be lots of fun and also very messy! Its a time for your baby to discover new tastes and textures and is an important milestone in their development.

Which Foods & How Often?

You may be worried about how much food your baby needs. Click below for the the stage your child is at.

First Steps Nutrition Guide & Recipes

Eating as a family can be challenging so this fantastic guide and recipe book will help you to see what size portions need to be.

It offers lots of choices for family meals and give you guidance on what is healthy for all your family.

Who can Help?

You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

To speak to other Norfolk parents and carers, you can join our online community forum below.

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